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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Commercial fishermen to gather

Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association will host a season pot luck "MugUp" from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Elks at 2425, 205 Barnacle Way. Commercial fishermen and their families are invited. For more information, call 252-1080.

Sterling planning birthday party for state

Sterling area Seniors are having a birthday party to celebrate Alaska's 50th year as a state. Sterling residents are invited to come to the center Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. for food, contests, displays, craft projects and entertainment.

Attendees are asked to wear their favorite Alaska T-shirts and hats. This statehood celebration is a gift from the Sterling Senior Center to its community's residents.

For more information, call 262-6808.

Archers take aim

The Kenai Peninsula Archers will hold a 3-D shoot at 1 p.m. Saturday, with registration at 12:30 p.m. at the range located on North Arc Loop Road, which is south of the Soldotna landfill.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. This will be the last 3-D shoot prior to the opening of archery season. Call Len at 262-7375 for more information or directions to the range.

Scout leaders to meet

The Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America Tustumena District is starting its Scouting year up. It will hold a leadership round table meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Unit leaders are asked to bring their calendar to be incorporated into the district calendar. Scout volunteers may attend. For more information, call Jodi Stuart at 283-1699 or e-mail

Swimming, diving begins

Kenai Central High School swimming and diving practice will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Students will need to have a sports physical.

There will be a parent meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the school for the swim team.

For more information, call 283-7476.

Food bank fundraiser slated

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's 13th annual Soup Supper and Auction tickets are available at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna or call 262-3111.

The Empty Bowl event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Kenai Central High School. It will feature handcrafted pottery bowls created by local potters and soups made by local restaurants and cooks. Desserts will be ColdStone Creamery treats and a chocolate fountain.

Tickets are $40 each or for $100 attendees will receive two tickets and two raffle tickets to win $2,000.

Donations are needed for the live and silent auctions. Volunteers to pickup donations or to help at the event may call Amber at 262-3111.

Volleyball tryouts announced

The Soldotna High School will hold volleyball tryouts from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11. Players should wear a numbered shirt and bring court shoes, snacks and water. Players must have a sports physical prior to participating. Call 262-9501 or e-mail for more information.

Boys and Girls registration dates announced

The Boys & Girls Club registration deadlines are as follows:

* First and second grade basketball deadline is Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per player and must be a 2009 club member.

* High school basketball deadline is Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. The cost is $60 per player and must be a 2009 club member.

* The karate program registration on-going. The cost $50 per month.

Registrations will be accepted at the Kenai Recreation Center. Call 283-3318 for more information.

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